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Insect at Brockholes

Observed: 4th June 2012 By: Terry Jolly
Insect at Brockholes
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Terry Jolly's picture

Spotted this colourful insect

Spotted this colourful insect warming in the sun, but have no clue as to it's name

Terry Jolly

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I think

I think that there are 2 species in th uk, both difficult to tell apart without inspecting the genitalia. .... I think

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Scorpion flies

Martin Harvey brought this all together a while ago...

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/140058

With a good photo of the 'sting' from above they are not hard to tell apart...I commonly see all three on my local site.

Ian
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